Two of the Southern biggies, Kamal Haasan and Rajnikanth have both roped in the actress for their next films
Katrina Kaif is on a roll in the South. She has been offered Rajnkanth's comeback film post his illness, Kochadaiyyan. All formalities including the money (reportedly a whopping Rs 5 crores) have been agreed on.
But just when she was to ink the deal comes Kamal Haasan with an offer to play the lead in his Hindi-Tamil-Telugu anti-corruption epic Amar Hai that goes on the floors by year-end.
Says a friend close to Katrina, "She's very eager to work with Rajnikant. It's like a wish come true for every Indian actress to do at least one film with him.
And Kamal Haasan is Kamal Haasan. And to be offered a film by him is a big honour. Between shooting for the two Yashraj films with Salman and Shah Rukh Khan, she has to find the time to squeeze in the Tamil icons."
According to the Kochadaiyyan producers Katrina's portions are all that remains to be shot. Kamal Haasan's film has some pronounced advantages for Katrina.
Says the source, "Firstly she's a big Kamal Haasan fan. Secondly though Kamaji plays the title role of Amar in the film, Kat has a dream role in Amar Hai, the kind that she has never played before."
Haasan confirmed Katrina's presence in the project. "She has been approached by the producer. It would be lovely to have her on board. The role suits her perfectly."